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Eryk Williamson signs multi-year extension with Timbers

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The 23-year-old midfielder had three goals and six assists in 2020.

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The Portland Timbers announced on Thursday that they have signed midfielder Eryk Williamson to a multi-year contract extension.

Williamson had a breakout year for the Timbers in 2020, tallying three goals and six assists in 26 appearances (22 starts) across all competitions. His most notable assist was his game-winning one back in August during the MLS is Back Tournament Final against Orlando City SC.

Williamson has been with the club since 2018, back when Portland acquired his MLS Homegrown Player rights from D.C. United. In his career, Williamson has made 35 appearances (25 starts) for the Timbers, with all his goals and assists coming this year. Williamson also played for Portland Timbers 2 back in the 2018 and 2019 seasons, totaling seven goals and 11 assists in the 34 appearances (34 starts).

For the full press release, click here.

Quotes:

Gavin Wilkinson, Portland Timbers general manager and president of soccer...

“Signing Eryk has been a key objective of the club’s for the past 12 months and we are delighted that Eryk’s belief in the club mirrors our belief in him. Eryk is a unique talent and we are looking forward to seeing his continued growth and performance as a Timbers player.”

Giovanni Savarese, Portland Timbers head coach...

“Eryk is an extremely talented and creative player with many great attributes on and off the field,” said Giovanni Savarese, Timbers head coach. “I very much believe in the development of American players and am incredibly excited to see him continue his career in Portland.”